Our experience covers economic growth and private sector development; livelihoods, food security and the rural economy; governance, policy and institutional development; water resources, fisheries and aquaculture. Recent projects include:
SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Programme: Institutionalisation Service Provision 2018-2021
In the Southern Africa Development Cooperation (SADC) region about 30.4 million out of a population of 340 million are expected to be food insecure in 2018/19. This trend has been consistent over the least five years and is continuing, despite improved food production across the region. The Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis programme tracks, reports and responds to food security in the region through the work of national Vulnerability Assessment Committees (VACs). Through a contract funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Landell Mills works to fully integrate VACs into national government structures and assist them to become sustainable, self-funded institutions.
Country: SADC Member States
End date: 31/05/2021
Value: USD 1,305,000
Supporting Inclusive, Sustainable and Connected Coffee Value Chains in Timor-Leste
Landell Mills has been awarded a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) value chains contract to help develop Timor-Leste’s coffee sector. The private sector economy in Timor-Leste is presently inadequate to match the number of new entrants to the labour market each year, which is estimated at 15,000 people. Coffee is the country’s largest non-oil export and is grown by 38% of all households. Production and quality of coffee is low, yet the coffee sector can help the private sector develop as a driver of growth to Timor-Leste and further support coffee growing households. Landell Mills will be providing Technical Assistance to support a loan agreement between ADB’s private sector operations and Olam, a private agribusiness, to expand its operations in the Timor-Leste coffee value chain. Landell Mills’ Technical Assistance will deliver a package of training and extension services to smallholder farmers who supply coffee to Olam, and support pilots and studies, such as traceability, access to finance and gender training, to further leverage the benefits of this training.
End date: 14/05/2021
Value: USD 1,199,141
Evaluation Support Service
Landell Mills is providing support to DEVCO’s Evaluation Unit to ensure substantive use of robust evaluation findings in decision-making processes. We will enhance the evaluation practice and learning capacity of European Commission staff in Headquarters and Delegations, thereby contributing to learning culture.
End date: 31/01/2021
Strengthening Local Communities Resilience to Climate Change in Sudan
This EU funded project aims to contribute to the strengthening of local communities' resilience and sustainable livelihoods to better respond to and cope with climate change. Landell Mills is responsible for implementing a component of this project which will strengthen the capacity of local authorities, relevant institutions and other local stakeholders to adopt sustainable long-term approaches to natural resource management and climate change, and reduce the need of short-term emergency responses.
End date: 23/11/2020
Strengthening Planning Competence in Water Resource Management (Component 1 of the Water Sector Reform Programme)
To solve the underlying causes of lack of access to potable water and sanitation facilities in Afghanistan, there is a need for greater investment and regulation. However, this requires greater organisational and institutional capacity to plan water investments and manage water resources in a coordinated manner while addressing the needs of different water users in an integrated manner. i.e. there is a requirement for improved integrated water resources management (IWRM). In the context of Afghanistan this means that river basin agencies (RBAs) need the mandate (regulatory environment) and cooperation mechanisms to co-ordinate between water sector stakeholders, the tools to monitor and plan water investments and manage water resources in an equitable manner, through an integrated planning system, and the capacity to undertake their work. Landell Mills has been contracted by GIZ to provide mentoring support to RBAs in Afghanistan to prepare river basin investment plans, and develop the tools needed for this. In order to provide a focus for project interventions, the project will concentrate its efforts geographically in a single river basin – the Harirod Murghab river basin – although interventions will cover the other four river basin agencies and the central level.
End Date: 30/6/2020 (may be extended for 2 years)
Support to Implementation of Strategies to Foster Micro and Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSME) Development in Egypt
Landell Mills is a partner with Eurecna S.p.a., the lead firm of the consortium, for the implementation of this project, which is part of the larger EU-funded Inclusive Economic Growth Programme (IEGP). The project promotes Egypt's economic recovery by improving the business environment. Landell Mills is supporting the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and its key stakeholders in implementation of strategies to foster SME and entrepreneurship development in Egypt.
This project will combine interventions at the macro level through reforms such as legislative, regulatory, and coordination mechanisms with interventions at the meso-level aimed at facilitating access to SME to business development services and increasing the effectiveness of existing one-stop-shops and single windows.
End date: 15/04/20
Kabul Managed Aquifer Recharge Project
This Asian Development Bank funded project will address the lack of accessible safe drinking water in Kabul City, one of the most water-stressed cities in the world. Through pilot studies, the suitability of managed aquifer recharge will be tested as a method for increasing drinkable water.
End date: 31/03/2020
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Integrated Support Service on Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture (ISS-FANSSA)
ISS FANSSA is the Integrated Support Service on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture. Landell Mills manages the technical advisory service providing support to Unit C1 of the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). The project will improve the effectiveness of EU interventions to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.
The contract covers food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture, including governance of land tenure and inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth. The focus is on three key areas: Monitoring and evaluation; Knowledge sharing and communications; and gender equality.
The contract covers both the European Commission in Brussels and EU Delegations in countries implementing programmes focusing on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture.
End date: 31/12/2019
Zarafshon Integrated Sub-basin Project
This European Commission funded project aims to strengthen sustainable management of natural resources in Tajikistan, resulting in improved livelihoods for communities. The aim is to achieve an integrated approach to the management of water by following established integrated water resources management principles.
In order to provide a focus for project interventions, the project will concentrate its efforts geographically in the Zarafshan sub-basin, although interventions will also be taken at the central level.
End date: 27/12/2019
Find out the project’s involvement in the 8th World Water Forum.
Support to Technical Assistance for Strengthening National Capacities in Food Fortification
The European Commission has contracted Landell Mills and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to deliver advisory services on food fortification. Through the provision of institutional and technical support, the contract aims to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of beneficiary countries in relation to food fortification.
End date: 11/12/2019
Value: €5.5 million
Find out about the project’s Public Infopoint Seminar in Brussels.
Information, Communication, and Visibility Activities for the EU Delegation to Zambia
The European Commission contracted Landell Mills to improve awareness of the EU-Zambia partnership in all its dimensions. Communication and visibility activities include design and development of promotional materials, case studies, films, media management and organisation of several large scale events including an NGO fair, EU Walk/Run and Film Festival. The project also includes an element of training to increase delegation staff capacity to use communications tools effectively.
End date: 15/10/2019
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Strengthening International Food Safety Standards in Agricultural Value Chains in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Member Countries
Food safety issues are playing an increasingly large role in domestic food production, food consumption systems and agro-food trade, with the impact of food safety scares having devastating effects on international trade. This Asian Development Bank funded project spread over the CAREC countries aims to harmonise the food safety standards and regulations between the cooperating member countries and align them with the global market.
Countries: CAREC countries – Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
End date: 08/09/2019
Project Management Design and Supervision Consulting Services under Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project
Landell Mills was chosen by Asian Development Bank to improve water quantity and quality, and resilience to the impact of potential climate change in the Bagmati River Basin. It builds on the general public’s desire to restore the river environment in the Kathmandu Valley, and the Government’s efforts to mitigate the impact of water-induced disasters in the middle and lower reaches of the basin. The project adopts the principles of integrated water resources management and is the first project in Nepal to practically apply this management strategy since its adoption under the 2005 national water plan.
End date: 03/07/2019
Find out about the project’s attendance at the ‘Integrated Urban Water Management’ national meeting in London.
EU Africa actions on peace and security through the African Peace Facility Communication Plan
Landell Mills was contracted by the European Commission to significantly increase awareness and visibility of African Peace Facility (APF)-related projects through the delivery of communication materials and activities. Those implemented to date include the organisation of an Infopoint event on ‘African Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Peace’ and a lab debate event at the 2018 EDDs on the role of women in peace and security. Other activities include the production of the 2018 APF Annual Report, an APF brochure and promotional film, and the development of content for social media such as videos and infographics.
Countries: The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Sudan, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, DRC, Burundi, Somalia, Comoros, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Libya, Kenya and Madagascar
End date: 01/07/19
Find out about the project’s involvement in the European Development Days in Brussels.
Results-Oriented Monitoring within the Framework of the EU's External Assistance
Results-Oriented Monitoring reviews assist the European Commission’s services and delegations in monitoring and reporting on EU financed development and cooperation projects and programmes in developing countries. These independent reviews assess the progress of implementation and the achievement of project results.
End date: 30/04/2019
Value: € 13,020,492
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Evaluation of the European Union’s humanitarian response to the refugee crisis in Turkey, 2016-2017
Under the ECHO (European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations) framework for services related to evaluation and impact assessment for which Landell Mills leads a consortium, Landell Mills and partner Universalia are conducting an independent evaluation of the European Union’s humanitarian response to the refugee crisis in Turkey during the period of 2016 – 2017. The evaluation will cover all Humanitarian Aid actions under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, including those that are ongoing. The results of the evaluation will be used to inform future programming and funding. The evaluation is set to be completed in March 2019 when the final report will become publically available.
End date: 25/03/2019
European Union Support to capacitate MAIL in Transition for Sustainable Public Services Delivery
Landell Mills is working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) in Afghanistan and relevant public, semi-public and private entities previously supported by EU-funded agricultural programmes. The project will strengthen agriculture as a pillar of development within Afghanistan. In order to improve sustainability the project is providing both technical and financial support in order to move the administration of projects to the Ministry itself, as opposed to external EU support.
The Transition Project seeks the most sustainable solutions to the continuation of services within the agriculture sub-sector of horticulture, seed certification, animal health, statistics and food security. We work both at ministerial and inter-ministerial level, supporting the institutional strengthening and the improvement of national regulations and with relevant MAIL Directorates to strengthen their technical capacity for service delivery.
End date: 31/12/2018
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Institutional Strengthening and Policy Dialogue Support
This EU funded project aims to strengthen public institutions and non-state actors and develop capacities for policymaking, planning and implementation in Myanmar. It will respond to citizens’ needs and contribute to socio-economic development.
The Institutional Strengthening and Policy Dialogue Support Project is closely aligned with the long-term National Comprehensive Development Plan. It also forms part of the third wave of the ambitious reform agenda, known as the four waves. In the current third wave the government is focusing on governance and administrative reform.
End date: 31/12/2018
Technical Assistance to the Rural Smallholders Component of the Sudan Food Security Programme
The overall aim of the Sudan Food Security Programme is to contribute to improved food security in the Republic of Sudan. Landell Mills was chosen by the EU to support the second component of the Programme which aims to improve the productivity and income of rural smallholders, and therefore their livelihoods, through the introduction of extension packages to improve production techniques.
The Programme is implemented in four target states. In Gedaref, Kassala and Blue Nile States, the focus is on improving sorghum productivity by smallholder farmers during the rain-fed agricultural season.
End date: 01/12/2018
European Union Cooperation in Central Asia: Visibility Events
Under this contract, funded by the European Commission, Landell Mills was contracted to deliver extensive communications-related activities to enhance the visibility of the European Union and its contribution to long-standing development cooperation in Central Asia. The project highlighted EU-Central Asia cooperation on bilateral, regional and global issues, by engaging with the general public and civil society organisations, government policy makers and opinion leaders. Key project activities included organising events, such as three EU film festivals and a large-scale 25 years of EU-Central Asia Cooperation conference, producing promotional materials, developing and executing media campaigns on human rights and women’s rights issues, producing a documentary film, and ensuring wide media coverage both in social and traditional media across the five Central Asian countries.
Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
End date: 30/04/2018
Visibility and Communication Activities for the EU Delegation to Rwanda
Landell Mills worked with the EU Delegation to Rwanda on a communications project which enhanced the visibility of the EU and its contribution to development cooperation. Activities included the organisation of a European film festival and street fair and a series of debate panels. Communications focussed on areas central to EU-Rwanda development cooperation, including energy, transport, agriculture, governance and support to civil society.
End date: 11/04/2018
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Support to Implementing Climate Initiatives within Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Team of Ethiopian Agricultural Agency (ATA) - Ethiopia
Funded by Danida, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) engaged Landell Mills to provide expertise to bring climate-related issues into its Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation framework for the agriculture sector in Ethiopia. Specifically, Landell Mills’ outputs related to 'green indicators', a sector-wide knowledge management and learning system, and guidance to operationalise the sector’s Monitoring and Evaluation system, as informed by international best practice.
End date: 14/08/17